Our Story

Sitting proudly next to the 12th Century Abbey in the centre of the historic, vibrant and charming Wiltshire market town of Malmesbury, England’s oldest hotel – the Grade 1 listed The Old Bell Hotel has recently been restored to the height of elegance, glamour and English charm. Located in the heart of Wiltshire, the family owned hotel and restaurant is a romantic haven for first class travellers, social butterflies, coffee connoisseurs, gin experts and lovers of luxury. Personable hosts, glamorous interiors, an historic setting and options for private dining make this the perfect Country House hotel in a vibrant town centre.

General Manager, Christophe Dumeige commented on the recent restoration:

“We are very proud of The Old Bell Hotel and intend it to be the best Country House Hotel in a Town Centre in the UK. When guests come to The Old Bell Hotel it is an event not a visit. This is a place for visitors and local residents to enjoy drinks, dine, unwind and spend time with friends and family. We’ve created a feeling of romance, as if you’ve been invited to a wonderful place, where you feel at home. We don’t serve our guests, we host them with the most welcoming and attentive style in the manner of a favourite dinner party host. Our Head Chef has created menus of Modern British Classics for relaxed lunches, Afternoon Tea and Sunday lunches. The Bar provides an extensive range of wines, cult wines by the glass, cocktails, gins and drinks with drama for relaxed fun times. Our guests will enjoy elegant and stylish rooms with options for private dining.”